Alison J. Harris

Librarian

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Quiet, Please – Serving Special Populations

From just the first few sentences, “A Home to the Homeless” resonates with me due to my experiences working in public libraries in Hillsborough County, particularly the main branch in downtown Tampa. The article really highlights a lot of the issues I’ve seen firsthand, such as trying to provide a welcoming place for the homeless while still enforcing policies that….

November 18, 2014 , Comment

Digital Libraries & Net Neutrality

One of the most pressing issues I’ve encountered learning about digital libraries and the dissemination of scholarly information is net neutrality. According to ALA, net neutrality is: The concept of online non-discrimination. It is the principle that consumers/citizens should be free to get access to – or to provide – the Internet content and services they wish, and that consumer….

November 2, 2014 , Comment